Lu Qi  

Research Scholar

The University of California, Merced

Email: qqlu1992 [at]


I am a Research Scholar at EECS Department of UC Merced, advised by Prof. Ming-Hsuan Yang. I finished my Ph.D at CSE of The Chinese University of Hong Kong supervised by Prof. Jiaya Jia. Before that, I received the M.E. degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System from Institute of Automation, The Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017, with the supervision of Prof. Hong Qiao (academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences). I obtained the B.E. degree in Automation and the B.S. dual degree in Financial Mathematics from Shandong University in 2014.

My research interest includes instance-level recognition (object detection, instance segmentation, panoptic segmentation) and cross modaility learning. I also participated in some generation projects like image synthesis, image coloring, inpainting or super-resolution.

I mainly focus on open-world/domain adaption/high quality segmentation or representation learning or generative tasks. If you are interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me through the email. Some GPU resources could be supported for potential projects.

Publications[Google Scholar]


Professional Activities

Honors & Awards

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship (231 candidates in Hong Kong) 2017-2021
The President Scholarship of Shandong University (highest honor) 2013
Baogang Steel Scholarship (top 0.5%) 2013
Excellent Student in Shandong Province 2013
National Scholarship (thrice) 2011-2013

Research Experiences


CSCI1120 Introduction to C++Fall2019-2020
CSCI2100B Data StructureSpring2018-2019
ENGG1100 Introduction to Engineering DesignFall2018-2019
CSCI3120 Compile ConstructionSpring2017-2018